Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Baby Shower #1

My first baby shower! It was so amazing!

The Beautiful diaper cake my mother in law made me!

Pumpkin Spice cupcakes and mint chocolate brownies!

The ONE thing I really wanted was a hot chocolate bar and here it was!

How cute is that cheese ball snowman

Princess in Progress!

Loving the woodland animal theme happening 

28 Week Picture 

My family had the guests bring books instead of cards. I loved this idea because I enjoy reading so much. 

One of the aunts (there are like 5) made this for me! It's so pretty! 

my goofy smile...

Baby tub

My mother in law got this beautiful dress with coral/light pink flowers. It is just gorgeous! 
My shower was amazing and so many people came, even though we were having bad weather. The food was great and the presents kept on coming. I am so grateful to have a wonderful family that will spoil my darning little girl. Thank you to all that came or helped plan my party! 

~Alysse xoxo 

Week 28

28 Weeks 

Snow in Illinois, where Mr. Hobbs family is from 

My fathers mother, or my grandmother touching my belly

Okay, I really look pregnant here! 

Someone jacked my phone, my sister and my great aunt

This year we spend Christmas up in Illinois, which was so much fun (and it meant I got to see snow on Christmas!) My mother in law and sister in law also hosted my first baby shower (see post to come). My husband and I got spoiled this trip and I am so grateful for his family! Week 28 was a great one! 

How far along? 29 weeks now
Total Weight Gain: 11-15 pounds
Maternity clothes? Most of my shirts still fit but pants will start to be maternity
Stretch Marks? Yes, on my legs, no on my belly
Sleep:  A little restless, more dreams lately
Best moment of the week! Christmas and my first baby shower
Miss anything? Sleeping through the night without having to go to the bathroom
Food Cravings: apparently shrimp, although it was out so I ate lots of it!
Anything make me queasy or sick? No
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: none
Symptoms: Lots of leg cramps
Belly Button in or out? Out and staying out
Wedding ring on or off? on 
Mood: Feeling really good this week!
Looking forward to: Rest because I am on Christmas break from school!

~Alysse xoxo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 27

Some of our really good friends from college have a party every year! This year we did a mug exchange!
I want one of these for our baby girls room! Mr. Hobbs found one today at walmart! 

This week really flew by. I can't believe I am in my third trimester already. Things have been great so far and I am feeling the "nesting" coming on. This week I finished up school for Christmas break and I am sosooooooo ready for this break. January and February could be long months so I am going to soak up the laziness and take LOTS of naps. My belly has really starting popping out over the past three weeks, which I am excited about because I want people to know I am having a baby.
The past few days I have really started to feel the need to get stuff done, like working on the baby room and making a list of things we need for her room and to get the house looking nice. I am writing this on my first day of my 28th week so I am down to 12 weeks till this little girl gets here. I can't believe that I am 2/3 of the way done. Life is feeling good right now and I am very excited! See below for updates :)


How are along: currently 28 weeks

Total weight gain: find out tomorrow! but so far about 8 pounds

Maternity clothes: I wear a lot of leggings but I did start wearing a pair of maternity capris

Stretch Marks: A few on my upper legs but not on the belly!

Sleep: a few nightmares where I wake up in a sweat but other than that I am super tired and sleep pretty good.

Best Moment of the Week: probably today when I felt her do some rolls, some part of her (probably her arm or foot) did a roll on my belly.

Miss Anything: Not really, I am feeling pretty good

Food cravings: No real food cravings, although I did want Peppermint ice cream last week.

Anything make me sick: nope!

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: No, but doing research! I am in my third trimester

Symptoms: Belly is getting bigger, a little acid reflex

Belly Button, in or out: Almost all the way out! I am really surprised by this. I had a pretty inner belly button before.

Wedding ring, on or off: On

Mood: Good, I feel good and I am excited my belly is starting to show.

Looking forward to: My first baby shower this week in Illinois! and Christmas of course!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Baby 1 Week 24

I am so awful at keeping people up to date on my blog. Life just gets so busy! I am currently 27 weeks pregnant so this post is a bit late but I wanted to share. 

I really feel like I started to "pop" this week. We put up our Christmas tree and I am pretty sure I drank my weight in Nutella hot chocolate. We went searching for baby room colors. The Hubs picked out bright colors like Orange Sickle (pretty sure that's spelled wrong) and a bright blue. I tried sandy colors. They were both Aweful! I went back with my mom and dad the next day and took that last picture with me for inspiration. We decided on " Gorgeous White" a white based color with a pink tint. It's beautiful! A little on the pink side but once the babies room is done it will look amazing. Sorry to leave you all so far behind but keep checking in! 


How far along? Week 24 day 5
Total Weight Gain: about 5 pounds
Maternity clothes? Not really
Stretch Marks? No!
Sleep: Pretty good! Just got a body wedge, so I am hoping that helps.
Best moment of the week! Thanksgiving!
Miss anything? Being able to hold my bladder lol going all the time is not fun
Food Cravings: Not really, eating a lot more than normal though
Anything make me queasy or sick? No
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: None
Symptoms: Belly is finally starting to show! YAY!
Belly Button in or out? Almost all the way out, it's so cute
Wedding ring on or off? on
Mood: Good! Sometimes concerned if I don't feel her kick often. It's a very odd feeling.
Looking forward to: Christmas break, even though I'm on Thanksgiving break :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Baby 1 Week 17



This week was very crazy in the Hobbs family. Our fur baby Zeus got attacked or ran into something and had to get stitches! I could tell he was in a lot of pain :( It was very scary. All I have to say is that God cares about things that matter in  your life, including your pets and cars.

This weekend we also had DFL: Designed for Life Conference, that my church puts on every year. It was Amazing and God really moved. She Believes was our motto this year and really made sense in my life personally to just believe in God and all the good things he has for your life.

The baby has been growing like crazy and I started to feel movement toward the end of the week! I wasn't sure at first but it was definitely movement! 

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: about 2 pounds
Maternity clothes? not really, lots of leggings
Stretch Marks? no! 
Sleep: starting to get restless at night because of dreams
Best moment of the week! DFL conference 
Miss anything? not really 
Food Cravings: cheese dip with jalapenos and chips! Doritos, really anything salty
Anything make me queasy or sick? nope
Gender: Don't know yet.... can't wait to find out!
Labor signs: none
Symptoms: dizziness when standing, ligament pain (from growing baby) 
Belly Button in or out? in but definitely going to be an outie soon! 
Wedding ring on or off? on 
Mood: a little cranky sometimes
Looking forward to: gender reveal the first weekend in November! 

~Alysse xoxo 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Baby 1 Week 15 & 16

before we heard the heart beat! 
16 weeks and 4 days
Zeus is so curious! 16 weeks and 4 days 

I was bad and did not record much on week 15 although that week I did start to feel more like my old self. Not as tired and I wanted to eat more normal foods that I liked before I was pregnant.  In week 15 we got to hear the baby's heartbeat!

Week 16 has been great! Yesterday and today I am having the ligament pain again because of the stretching uterus. I have also been wanting more salty things. I had chips and chili cheese dip at McCalisters yesterday and I ate the whole thing and wanted more... I have only gained about a pound so far. I have also been thinking that I am feeling the baby but I am still not sure because the feelings are very soft.

My weeks also change on Tuesday, so I am trying to get these posts up before the week changes. 

How far along?  16 weeks and 6 days
Total Weight Gain: 1 pound
Maternity clothes? a pair of black pants and leggings
Stretch Marks? NONE! yay!
Sleep: going well, vivid dreams this week
Best moment of the week! at the end of week 15 we got to hear the heart beat!!!!
Miss anything? drinking tea and soda all the time
Food Cravings:  some salty things, like chips and dip
Anything make me queasy or sick? still don't like eggs
Gender: don't know yet
Labor signs: none
Symptoms: ligament pain/ cramps
Belly Button in or out?  in but I am for sure it will pop out
Wedding ring on or off? on!
Mood: feeling good, a little edgy sometimes
Looking forward to: looking more pregnant, DFL this week, sleep :)

Thanks for sticking around and checking out my pregnancy posts!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Baby 1 Week 14

14 weeks, although I had just eaten pizza....

The first trimester has come and gone. I have to say that I had it pretty easy. I got sick maybe 7 times in the first three month, the nausea was there almost every morning though. I really did survive on crackers and they are better to throw up than regular food.

The first trimester was hard for me because I didn't want to eat food. Nothing sounded good or tasted good to me. I haven't gained much weight which makes me worried. I am eating much better now and the nausea went away at about week 10.

I am not showing hardly at all because I haven't gained much weight, I feel that this next doctor's appointment will help me feel better because we will get to hear the heart beat!
10 weeks and 6 days

How far along? 14 weeks and 5 days

Total Weight Gain: not much, maybe 2 pounds

Maternity clothes? not really 

Stretch Marks? nope!

Sleep: Pretty good!

Best moment of the week! none

Miss anything? not really

Food Cravings: none

Anything make me queasy or sick? eggs

Gender: don't know yet

Labor signs: none

Symptoms: a little fatigue 

Belly Button in or out?  in 

Wedding ring on or off? on 

Mood: a bit more on edge lately 

Looking forward to: next doctor appointment, we will get to hear the heart beat! 

Stay tuned for updates!
XOXO Alysse

We are having a Baby!

We are so absolutely excited to announce that we are having a baby! Due March 14, 2017! 


We are so blessed and excited to be having a baby Hobbs in the picture. We knew right away that we were pregnant, so you could say it was planned. We find out the gender in the beginning of November. Time has flown by already as I am in my 14 week of pregnancy. Stay tuned for updates of baby Hobbs!


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Goddess VoxBox by Influenster

Influensters Goddess VoxBox!
The box that came in the mail! 
First look inside
I haven't tried these yet but I do use other Always products and I like them very much!
I am sorry the next few pictures are sideways but I tried the Cutex wipes and I really like them! The smell is great and the pad is small and easy to use. It did leave a few strings of the fabric they use on my nails but it wasn't bad. I would buy these. 
I am so glad this came in the box! It is a witch hazel hydrating toner. I have heard that witch hazel does amazing things for your skin so I can't wait to try this out!
These things smell AMAZING! I am using then as I write this in my wash. I like other Downy products so I am sure these will make my towels smell and feel awesome. 
YAY Pantene! I have bought Pantene products for a long time now and I was very excited to get these travel size in the VoxBox. I am going out of town in July so I will be bringing these along. 
I love me some good nail polish! This nail polish is great because it dries fast, its matte!and it doesn't take much to have full coverage on the nail. 

Alysse xoxo 

Disclaimer: I have received these products complimentary for testing purposes. These products came to me by the company Influenster.